RuPaul’s Drag Race has brought us many stars such as Trixie Mattel who have gone on and made careers. Many aspiring professional drag queens join the competition hoping to get fans and long-term careers. Even though the goal is to win the show which lands you a nice prize of $100,000 many people make it without winning. One drag queen who didn’t last very long but thrived after leaving is Gia Gunn from season 6.
Season 6 of Rupaul’s Drag Race has so many stars to them such as Bianca Del Rio, Caughtney Act, and Ben De La Creme. The winner was Bianca Del Rio that season, but many of the runner-ups and contestants hit big. Gia Gunn is one of them, so what has she been up to since leaving the show?
Gia Gunn Joins All-Stars
Gunn who is known for being a villain on the reality show and starting drama joined All-Stars season 4. Rupauls Drage Race: All-Stars is a competition where fan favorites return to compete for the crown one more time. During season 4, Gunn shows what good TV is all about by creating drama which she has admitted is all for the cameras.
“Drag Race is a competition and a beauty pageant. It’s also very much still a reality show, and I feel that drama and over-the-top personality is always what stands out and what keeps people talking. In my eyes, I did my job and I feel good about it.” She explains to Entertainment Weekly when asked about her behavior during the show.
For those who don’t watch All-Stars or didn’t tune into that season, Gunn has a couple of fights with castmates. Gia Gunn and Farrah Moan who have a past outside of the show butt heads a lot during the season. According to Farrah Moan who gets eliminated in two episodes, claims Gunn used her to create a storyline for the season. Also, according to Farrah, Gunn was talking about her behind her back and being friendly to her face.
Whenever Gunn is interviewed about her drama with castmates she says she knows what brings great TV! Let’s face it we love reality TV for the drama. Unfortunately, Gunn didn’t win All-Stars either and get’s eliminated during the snatch game episode, just like her first elimination.
Standing Up For Her Community
Everyone knows that when being on Rupaul’s Drag Race, the one person you don’t want to piss off is Rupaul himself. Gia Gunn who is transgender blames RuPaul himself for not supporting the community and allowing more trans women to compete. Many people who watch the show tend to be confused over the difference between a drag queen and a transgender, Gunn says this confusion could have been avoided.
“I will be honest: I do personally kind of blame RuPaul for creating this confusion,” she says. “Trans women have been involved in gay culture since day one. This then means trans women have also been involved in drag culture since day one. Why the world does not see us women out there now, like we do all the other drag queens, I think it’s very simple why.” She tells Billboard in an interview.
Even though there aren’t as many transgender women competing on the show, she’s happy to help bring awareness. “I now feel so responsible being an openly trans woman on Drag Race or part of the Drag Race entity. I guess at the end of the day, as much as I may point fingers and blame, I guess I’m also thankful because it looks like I know what it is that I have to do.” She continues.
Gia Gunn’s Studio
Aside from being on the show, Gia Gunn has other ambitions aside from being a professional drag queen. Just like many reality stars, Gunn is creating her own company and has a studio called The Gunn Studio. The goal of this studio is to help those who want to rent time for photoshoots and other creative content.
Also, aside from her studio, she has a youtube channel with 78K followers where you can see a variety of fun content. Gunn also has hinted in the past about wanting to write a book so we are dying to read it when it comes out.
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